Gypsies, who received £ 1 million to build a camp, raised hemp plantation there
On Wednesday, February 25, the British police conducted a large-scale special operation in the Glynmill Gypsy gypsy camp located in the town of Merthyr Tydfil in south Wales. Dozens of officers from various departments, as well as government officials took part in the events.
It is reported that the reason for the raid were reports that residents of the camp are buying suspiciously large quantities of fertilizers and tools for plant care in nearby stores. They also tried their best not to let any outsiders, including officials, enter the camp.
As a result, it turned out that a large cannabis plantation was established on the territory of the settlement, which brought to its owners an annual income of about £ 250,000. In connection with this case, the police arrested a criminal gang of 16 people, informs Ruconnect.co.uk. Three suspects of other offenses were also detained.
It is worth mentioning that in 2011, residents of this camp received a cash grant of £ 1.3 million from the Government of Wales for land improvement. With this money a community center, toilets and, apparently, those premises in which hemp was grown were built. In total, about 120 Gypsies live in the settlement.
News of the drug plantation caused strong discontent among local residents, outraged by the fact that taxpayers' money was actually spent on drug trafficking.